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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Sep 21, 2012 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite weird little moments

Mine occurred waiting in line for the 7/13/84 Greek Show. It was 3am and there were probably 30-40 heads crashing on the ground outside the right side gates. We were not causing any trouble, just sleeping when the cops come through to roust us. They check everybodies ID's...they grab mine and do some checking...next thing I know I've got handcuffs strapped on and I find myself in the back seat of a UC Berkeley police cruiser...zoicks. I've got a pipe some smoke and about 10 hits of the fun stuff in my pockets...bullets are sweating out. Funny they did not even do a pat down before they stuck me in the car.

When we get to the station they put me in this isolation room, I'm trying to figure out if I can get to the contraband with cuffs on. Thinking that even if I can WTF am I gonna do with the stuff even if I have it in hand, no place to stash it and I figure they must have video in that room. The bullets are sweating out even harder...I hold pat and pray!

When the cop finally comes to check on me I ask what I'm busted for...he says "outstanding warrent for driving w/o a license". You see I had recently moved to CT from CA so I figured I didn't need to take care of that ticket - WRONG! All this time I'm making the friendliest small talk with the officer, how are the kids, seen any good movies etc...he starts to pat me down and I swear he traced the whole pipe in my pocket, felt the bag of smoke and even a small container with the gels in it. It is obvious what it all is but he never takes anything out of my pocket, acts like its nothing at all that he is interested in...who is this guy? Doesn't want the extra paperwork, what is going on!?

I ask if I can pay my bail with Travellers Checks...sure. Next thing I know I'm walking down the sidewalk heading back to the Greek Theater...the heads that are still in line cheer as I walk back up and take my place in line.

Later at the show they open with Bertha. We were front row right at Bobby's feet. All my friends say that Jerry was glaring right at me during the whole "test me test me" verse - I didn't notice it myself. But I must thank the Dead for putting out what influence they have in the universe for my benefit...it really would have sucked to spend the third set Dark Star in jail!

This post was modified by Little Sense on 2012-09-21 17:49:13

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 21, 2012 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite weird little moments

Another show we shared. Quite a night - and next two days and down the highway to next weekend in Ventura...

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Sep 21, 2012 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite weird little moments

there was a sunset at one of those '84 Ventura shows that is the benchmark that all beautiful sunsets are compared to. What a fun time. Nitrous on the beach, the sound of the waves, oh my!